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They're not idiots, they're just not you

They're not idiots, they're just not you

I’m a fan of using type tools to give teams insight into what often seem like startling facts to them: that behaviours and preferences are kind of predictable…

Cindy Tonkin July 11, 2018

Office Politics: The other side

We all agree that nasty office politics can be just too hard. Very rarely do we stop and consider the GOOD kind of politics in the office, what Peter Block calls…

Cindy Tonkin July 11, 2018
More and better questions

More and better questions

people don’t somehow understand the link between asking questions and becoming more likable This podcast from Harvard Business Review has some interesting ideas.…

Cindy Tonkin July 5, 2018
Gatekeepers and such

Gatekeepers and such

I love these tips on how to deal with gatekeepers, keep them on side but also get past them.  

Cindy Tonkin July 4, 2018
Good vs Great Data Scientist

Good vs Great Data Scientist

One of the things that separates a good data scientist from a great data scientist is really that communication with the people who actually do the jobs, who are…

Cindy Tonkin June 28, 2018
Life is not a rehearsal! Start improvising!

Life is not a rehearsal! Start improvising!

You just never know what to expect when you’re dealing with people. Neither work nor life is a rehearsal. Improvisation skills are people skills: Listening,…

Cindy Tonkin May 1, 2018
Useful tools for consulting

Useful tools for consulting

Consulting tools that can help you be better at consulting? I’ll help you! Here are some of the consulting tools in my collection: With no sign up, you can…

Cindy Tonkin April 12, 2018
In person is 34 x times better than email

In person is 34 x times better than email

Harvard Business Review says it’s 34 times more effective to ask for something face-to-face than by email. Here’s a summary of the research. It’s…

Cindy Tonkin April 4, 2018
Working Relationships

Working Relationships

Building relationships is a vital skill for consultants, both internal and external. Here are some ideas that will keep you thinking. The 6 Golden Rules For Turning…

Cindy Tonkin March 10, 2018
Five Problems for Data Science Consulting teams in Financial Services

Five Problems for Data Science Consulting teams in Financial Services

There are five key problems for data scientist consulting teams in financial services right now. The key problems work around the acronym FLAWS: Free resource Lacking…

Cindy Tonkin February 22, 2018